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Foreign Correspondence - Geraldine Brooks

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An award-winning memoir from the bestselling author of MARCH and YEAR OF WONDERS Born in Sydney's western suburbs in the late 1950s, the young Geraldine Brooks longs to discover the vivid places where she believes history and culture are made. Penfriends from the Middle East, France and America offer her the window she craves on life beyond Australia's isolated backyard. With the aid of their letters, Brooks turns her bedroom into the bridge of the Starship Enterprise, the barricades of Parisian student protests and the swampy fields of an embattled kibbutz. Twenty years later and worlds away from her sheltered girlhood, Brooks is an award-winning foreign correspondent covering war and famine. Still intrigued by the foreign correspondents of her adolescence, she embarks on a human treasure hunt in Israel, France and the US to find them. Brooks discovers men and women whose lives have been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Foreign Correspondence is an intimate, moving and often humorous memoir of growing up in Australia in the 1960s that speaks directly to the heart of everyone who ever yearned to become a citizen of the world.

About the Author

Geraldine Brooks was born and raised in Australia. After moving to the USA she worked for eleven years on the Wall Street Journal, covering stories from some of the world's most troubled areas, including Bosnia, Somalia and the Middle East. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, was set during the English plague year of 1666, and became an international bestseller. She lives with her husband and son in rural Virginia and is currently a fellow at Harvard University.

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Foreign Correspondence:

    Always have LOVED all of Geraldine Brooks' fiction so reading this nonfiction was informative as to her early life. Loved it

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    Geraldine Brooks

    Geraldine Brooks is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning March, Year of Wonders, and the non-fiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Previously, Brooks was a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East.

    Born and raised in Australia, she divides her time between Sydney and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz, and their two sons, Nathaniel and Bizuayehu.

    Visit Geraldine Brooks's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9781863256131
    ISBN-10: 186325613X
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 256
    Published: March 2008
    Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.21